Over the last two weeks we have been battling with a bad Internet connection.
I don’t know how much time you spend on the Internet to get tasks done or surfing the web for research and connect to others on social media. I realized that lots of my work involves a stable internet connection.
It has been a frustrating time to say the least. The only solution we have left is to sign up for better internet speed. So on Tuesday, this will be taken care of.
Next to the frustration, I realized how much I have become dependent on the online work-flow.
Not having that possibility all the time at my finger tips was also a good thing. For instance I didn’t miss social media at all.
Yes, I do like that I can reach more people at far away places through Facebook. Yes, I do like that I can help people that have lost a loved one by being their online sounding board or pointing them to an online resource.
What I don’t like on social media is the noise of news I wasn’t looking for and the sometimes unfiltered expression of opinions.
What happened in the last two weeks instead?
I spent more time with friends and family. And more time in my studio creating new collages. The one above is one of my new creations. (Just having fun with my home-made marbling paper and collaging.)
When we get back on Tuesday, to being fully connected again, I would like to keep my online time restricted.
Have you ever imposed an Internet or social media detox?
What were your experiences?
Do you think that not being online would help your grieving process?
Or do you feel that being connected online to other grievers is so helpful that you wouldn’t want to miss it.
Wishing you two weeks of new personal connections on and off line. (smile)